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ORANGEBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1874
Dsath gives ?8 tuoro Uian life.?Stray Poem.
Aye, more: it gives repose, ?
Hwootcr than any lire can o'or impart;
Vast depth or peace, where every burdened.
At tefigfh*wlll loso Its 'woof.
I know my, prison-bars;
I build no iopliug towers on shifting nimbi;
I reach uot upward with decaying bauds
To grasp the lofty stars.
i f V' i i.
Tho lowly grave is dear.
And ban no terrors ; it is freo from pain;
its much .Is downy; and no secrot buuo
Wrings tho regretful h?r.
And lifo?-Ha wild nproar.
Ita fruitless hopes, lta withered, b?ghtod dayn,
Its hours of anguish, turn tho fainting gazo
Toward tho ??volcelei's Bhorc."
BY OIiAHA O. DOIiTjIVJEB.
You would think from his namo that
ho was old and wrinklod, bout and
brown, with a dreadfully cunning,
wricked face; but ho isn't at all. His
oheoks aro round and soft and downy,
and "pink liko poaohos; and he has snob
a bright, Innocent look that ho walks
into' ybur heart at once without knock
in f* .
"Wo call him Digglybonos because ho
in uo fond of the piuy in which a dread
ful wicked old man steals all tho lady's
children and turns them into pies; tho
poor lady, heartbroken for her loss, goes
to the baker's to console herself with a
pie. She oalls for gooseberry but no
Booner has she received it than sho ox
"Mercy me! This is my daughter
Amelia!" Thon old Digglybonos ories
out ''Pie, pie, pie," and chaseb hsr
homo. If he oatehes her he gets Amelia
baok, and tho poor mother has to go pie
You would novor think that our littlo
roundoheoked boy would bo able to
run fast enough to make a successful
Digglybones, his logs are so fut and so
short, but he can entch the mother and
get Amelia brick four tinoos out of five.
Ho has, a big sister nnmod Rose; he
calls lier Wosio with Iub littlo unman
ageable tonguo, and thinks sho is tho
most wondorfully wise, perfectly beau
tiful, dearest and best sinter in tho wide
Wosio is eighteen and still goes to
school, where nor anxions teuohers
haven't half mich a high opinion of her
ns Digglybon'.'S bus ; though they can't
h?up liking hor after knowing* her a
There is a tall young follow with
blaok eyes and a great mustache who
comes to see her sometimes, and I real
ly believe that he quite agrees with
Digglybonos in his high opinion Of Wo
sie; at least tho little boy put bis naugh
ty eye up to tho keyhole of the parlor
door one day and saw tho black mus
taohe as near wosio's moutli as his own
sweet lips ever got.
Ono line summer morning while Dig
glybones was building an Indian fort
with his blooks on tho tliuniug-room.
table, thore came a terrific peal at tho
" Lund !" cried grandmother, nearly
lenping out of her soat. V What do peo
ple want to ring that bell in that style
for ? It's sot me all in a flutter. Hun
to the door, pet."
Grandmother doesn't call him Diggly
bonos ; sho thinks it is a dreadful name.
When, after no small amount of tug
ging, ho succeeded in oponiug the door,
ho found tho postman thore, not looking
so very pleasant as he might, becauso ho
had been kept waiting so long. " Here,
bub," ho said, " here's a lotter for you ;
aud don't let tho grass grow under your
foot auother time."
Digglybones was so astonished about
tho grass that ho let tho letter fall out
of his baud, and did not shut his mouth
or piek the lotter up until the postmuu
had disai>peared, and might have stood
there longer if his mother had not
called out to him to shut the door
quick, before tho house was full ol flies.
Wheu ho took the lotter into grand
mother tho good old lady read tho di
rections out loud :
"Miss Rose Stillingfleot. City."
"Land!" she said, "I guess that'fi
from Mr. Alford. I wouldn't wonder if
Rosio would give the best two bits sho
' over saw to get this lotter. Well, put it
on tho table in her own room, dear."
Digglybones trudged ofl up stairs
with it, thinking all tho time, as hard
ns ho could think with his busy lit
tlo brain; ho had never breathed a
word of his putting his eye up to the
koyholo, for he hud a strong suspicion
that "everybody, from grandmother
down, would strongly disapprove of
such a performance on his part; but ho
Jiadn'i forgotten it all, and ho "guessed"
that Mr. Alford, the owner of tho blaok
mii8taohe, was the most dangorous rival
lie had; and he thought to himself that
Wosio would givo two bits to got tho
After a while Digglybones knocked
down his Indian fort aud wont out of
doors to play ; he knocked at Jimmy
Leo's bnok door and asked Mrs. Lee, in
his sweet voico, "Could peaso Jimmy
come out doors aud play fioldior?"
But Mrs. Lee s?u'd Jimmy had gono in
town with his auntie, and wouldn't bo
baok until lunch-time; so Digglybones
played soldier by himsolf for a littlo
But ho found it exceedingly dull tobe
oaptain, lieutenant, company and every
thing, aud began to wiith he had some
caudy, or somebody to play with, he
didn't care which.
"Graudma," ho said, straying into
tho house, "1 wish you would divo mo
"What for, pet?" said grandmother,
who bad been reduced to tho verge of
bankruptcy by Digglybones already.
"T want some tandy."
"It isn'tgpbd for you," replied grand
mother. "Somo of these days somo
?j will say, 'Why hasn't that nice
littlo boy any tooth?' and somobody
?will havo to answer^ 'Beoav.so his naugh
ty grandma gave htra so muoh candy.'"
Then I can buy teeth like yours/'
answered Digglybones ; "I want some
But grandmother shook her head, and
that day sho was proof against teasing,
although Digglybones teased his beat.
tjt He fonnd his mother equally untraot
able, and then his busy little brain be
gan to think; and ho th ught, among
wilier things, that Wosio had Bomo "five
contseB," and. if lie gave her that lettor
she 'would give him some of them.
Qrandma had said that she would give
two bits to get that tetter, and he was
sure there was a good many "live
cCntccs1' in two bits; and visions of an
unlimited amount of candy passed bo
He knew tho school where Wosio went,
and was sure ho could find it; he had.
watched her go down street bo many
So, without saying a word to anybody,
ho put tho letter in his little jacket
pooket and started off. The letter stuck
up so high that it scraped his soft skin,
so he doubled it up and crowdod it
down. Ho walked along very compla
cently, with his ragged straw hat on one
side, totally unconscious that his faoe
was dirty und his hair in his eyes; in
fact, he felt perfootly satisfied with him
By and by it ooourrod to him that ho
Avas pretty hungry, and it was queer
that he did not find tho high school.
" My daoious 1" he thought to himself,
I wonder if Wosie doesn't get awful
tired going to school." He thought a
littlo rest would do him no harm, so ho
found a nice, shady doorstep, and sat
When ho put Mr. Alford's letter into
his pocket he had felt something hard in
it, and now, being reduced to great ne
cessity, he muoh wondered if that some
thing hard wasn't something to eat.
"Perhaps," thought Digglybones to
himself, " it is five cents.. I dess it is ;
and I des? Wosie would just as liove
dive it to me as not."
He could not imagine a tenderer mark
of affection on Mr. Alford's part than
his inolosing fivo cent a to Wosie.
He opened tho letter as carefully as
his clumsy little fingers could do it, and
ont slipped?not something to eat, and
not fivo cents, but a round, firm curl
clipped from Mr. Alford's black, curly
"O dear!" said Digglybonos, dis
He tried to slip it baok again, but his
small fingers were."all thumbs," and it
slipped down to the sidewalk besidohim;
he thought, however, that he had got it
in again all safe, and bo stuffed tho let
ter back into his pooket, feeling rather
dubious about what Wosie would say
when she found that ho had opened it.
Not being in the habit of borrowing
trouble, however, Digglybonos dis
missed the subject from his mind and
started olF again on his journey,
The f rther he walked tho more foroi
bly it oconrrod to him that it was queer
th t ho did not find the High School;
aud tho more certain ho was that ho felt
Those" two circumstances together
caused Digglybones* spirits to descend
to zero, aud putting hi? finget s in his I
mouth and rubbing his eyes with his
dirty fist ho began to cry.
For somo time ho walked along, cry
ing harder and harder every minute,
and nobody noticod him; but at last a
brown oyed gentleman, who, perhaps,
had a half-dozen littlo brown eyed chil
dren at home, stopped Digglybones aud
"What's Uio matter, littlo man?"
Digglybones took his fist away from
hia eye to sco who it was that had spok
en to him; and being won at onoe by tho
kindly light of tho brown oyos ho took
his linger out of his mouth and an
" Plouso, sir, I want to find tho high
school ; and I hain't had no lunch, and
I'm huugry I"
Tho last words camo out with a bellow
that would havo made grandmother's |
heart aeho for her pe^if sho could have
hoard it. .
"Hungry !" said tho gentleman, who
could not suppress a grin at tho nature
of Digglybonos'complaint. "Well, well,
my boy, wo'U so n euro that. Now tell
me whioh high school you wish to lind,
tho boys' or the girls' ?"
This was a poser for Digglybones,
who iustautly clapped his linger into
his mouth again to consider tho sub
ject ; and he came out bravoly.
"I want to find Wosio," ho said.
" Ah. ha !" said tho gentleman. "Is
Rosio your sistor?"
? Digglybones nodded.
"Take my hand," said his now friend,
"ovd wo will find something to eat first,
and Rosio aftorward,"
They walked along together vory con
fidentially indeed; for tho indiscreet
Digglybones told tho Rentl:mau all
about Wo8it>'s letter, and what grand
mother had suid, aud what his naughty
eye saw at the parlor keyhole, and the
ourl of blaok hair that had dropped out
of tho lettor; all of whioh made the
gentleman laugh so uproariously that
Digglybones was profoundly astonished.
He filled his littlo companion's pockets
with oakos, oindy and unls, howovor,
so that tho littlo boy oould not feel
hurt at his laughter, and took him to
the very steps of the high sohool.
" Where is your letter, my littlo
man ?" ho said. "Let mo ceo the ourl."
Digglybonos took out, tho lottor and
shook it, but no curl fell ont; then tho
gentlemen took tho lottor and shook ;
and all in vain.
" Why, my boy," ho said, " what will
Rosio s?y toyou? You've lost the curl
Digglybones lookod a littlo puzzled
and worried for a moment, but his face
soon cleared, and he replied, very
"Oh! Wosie can dot another; his
head is all covered with 'em."
"Whereupon tho gentleman took out
his handkerchief and wiped his eyes,
and shook very hard; Digglybones
looking on wondoringly.
Just then a young girl oame down the
stops, and the young gentleman said :
" Can you toll me if MiBB Hose Sti 11
ingfleet attends school here ?'
"Yes, sir, she does," said the young
" Will you take this little boy ao that
he can find her?"
" Certainly," she answered.
"Good-by, thon, my boy," said the
brown-eyed gentleman, patting Diggly
bones' head, and thon, walking away.
Perhaps ho told his brown-eyed chil
dren that night about the funny, dirty
faced little boy whom he met, out hunt
ing for " Wosie."
The young girl lod the way up-stairs
and, opening tho door, ushered poor,
shocking-looking little Digglybones into
a'room full of neat, protty young ladies.
" This little boy wants to see Miss
Stillingfleet," said, the young girl to the
Rose stood up, her face scarlet and
her eyes snapping, half in anger, half
in fun; tho did not know whether to
laugh or to cry.
Tho dirt on Digglybones' fooo was
now so mixed with ornmbs of cake and
bits of candy that it was hard to tell
what the color of his round cheeks
might be; his tangled hair straggled
down from under hia ragged straw hat,
and he held Mr. Alford >s poor ill-used
letter extended in his dirty hand.
"Here, Wosie," he said, in his clear,
sweet voice, with a smile which would
have done honor to a seraph* "here's Mr.
Alford's letter. There was a curl of his
hair in it, but I lost that; but he's got
lots more on his head. Don't he mad,
He added the last entreaty in conse
quence of a look on Wosie'a fnoe which
he had never seen there before.
The young indies giggled; how could
they help it? Even the teacher smiled.
Tho tears roso np so thick in Wosie's
eyes that she could hardly speak to ask
the teacher if she might take tho. inno
cent little offender home,
The letter she put in her pookot. She
did not scold, but she refused to take
hold of his hand and made him walk
faster than his pooi little legs could con
When they reached home DigglyboneB
realized Unit tho wuy of tho transgressor
is hard, and from that day to this he
eyes Wosie's letters with fear and scorn,
aud nothing will persuade him to touch
The Grasshopper Army.
To the thousands of our readers who
have for the past fow years, and especi
ally few months, heard and read of the
grasshopper, tho mighty spoiler of the
husbnndmnn's labors, but who have
never seen or heard described tho ap
pearance and nature of the pestiferous
insect, it may bo that a picture of the
oreature ana its doings would not be
uninteresting. When tho grasshoppers
originally appeared in the northwestern
states to any damaging degree, a num
ber of years sinco, thoy first attracted
attention by their numbers, appearing
as thoy did bofore the astonished far
mer in countless millions, not as the
innocent and harmless creatures which
had hopped before his sickle in tho
grass ever sinco ho was a boy, but as
a dangerous, ravenons and devouring
army of innumorablo pigmy enemies.
They oame in swarms, darkening tho
heavens as far as tho eye could roach,
and alighting upon tho green field like
a black shroud, and only leaving it
when nothing verdant remained out of
thoir myriad stomachs. Thoy were not
near as largo as wero the domestic grass
hoppers, neither green in color, but a
brownish-colored insect, of half tho size.
Thoy hopped with all tho power of tho
old green specimens, but when it camo
to using their wings tho "old inhabit
ant" grasshoppers were nowhere. Tho
invaders (early named the " raidors")
wore very oaglea in mi nature, aud would
on a still day soar from a ruined corn
field directly toward the sun and away
from human vision. People not experi
enced in the devastating propensities of
these pests oan scarcely believe that so
small un insect, and ono hitherto looked
upon so lightly ns a powerless inhabit
ant of the farm, can do the harm whifth
has been ascribed to them. But they
oan do mighty tliii gs on nccpnut of thoir
numbers. It can hardly bo credited
that they come in sun-darkening olouds
and cover the meadows, fields and roads
to tho depth of from ono to fivo inches
of wriggling and hungry life, but thoy
do. It can hardly bo bolioved that they
light upon the fences, and gnaw away
at tlie boards aud posts with suoh as
siduity that they leave them looking
I haggled and scarred, but thoy do. It
can hardly bo understood that, thoy will
stop a team by driving liko n boil Btorm
in the horses' faces, that they cmibIi by
I hundreds under tho feet whioh step
among thorn, and .evon stop railroad
trains, witli thoir greaso whon run over
on up-grades, but it is tru ?. Any farm
er in the infested region who is experi
enced in their ravages will affirm thoso
apparently extreme statements to be on
ly tame facts in the presence of the ac
tual "raiders"?the Egyptian plague of
Minnesota and the terror of tho bus
baudmnn of tho wholo northwest.?
?A MoitMON at Salt Lake proposes
to make a human body appear and then
disappear bofore tho audience Ho ful
filled Iiis programme by appearing,
getting the money of his nudieuce, and
IjtatQ Puxchasing Agent to the
?Wo ex traut tho following from accra
Munioation published in tho Prairio
Irarmcr from the Illinois state pur
iiNovor sinee tho granges havo been
organized did the members of the ordor
o?cupy,??joh a responsible position as
tfiey do at present. Sorting out with
the theory that so far as the purchasing
ok-farm supples was concerned, that
the long lines of middlemen. could bo
dispensed with, aud that a moro direct
trj&do, and consequently a less expen
sive system could be adopted, we formed
organizations all over tho state with a
rapidity that surpassed our most san
guine anticipations. Wo promised man
ufacturers that thoso of them who
would dismiss their' agents who were
overrunning the country in the fine car
riages and with fast horses, forcing
sales in tho most expensive manner (all
of r which came out of tho farmer's
pocket )' that wo would supply the de
feat by contracting our trade and giving
it ip them in preference to all the oth
ers^ With a promptness that was flat
tering to tho feasibility of its proposi
tion, many of the manufacturers, from
all parts of the country, offered to meet
us upon that platform, giving ub the
u'uuvl discounts allowed to the trado,
thereby talking the business out of the
hands of middlemen and depending
upon the integrity of the order to fulfill
their promises. It needs no philoso
phical argument to convince any oho
that the manufacturers acting in this
way incurred the united displeasure of
thoso belonging to "rings," together
with that of the whole army of agents
on both tides. . This inaugurated a
No sooner was this move -discovered
than the "rings" and their agents low
ered the prices of their goods to tnose
offered by our manufacturers, at the
same timo boasting that they would
break-down the system by decoying the
trade sway from those who dealt with
us. To moro effectually accomplish
this, many of them sold goods during
the past season - at even lower prices
than had yet been offered to us. Some
of theboldeat of them havo declared
that they will sell at even-less than
cost for a time, depending upon making
up for it in future trade, when they
drive tiflfrom our position. There are
hundreds of thousands of dollars band
ed agaiunt us this year to accomplish
this end. As a general thing they have
the h^griest capitalists on their side,
and, as it is a matter of life or death to
them, they will light ub desperately.
They know full well that we do not
hold out a compromising hand to them,
and they feel, too, that they have gone
so far that they cannot give up while
there is a ray of hope, and consequent
ly it must be fought out on this line.
Some of them attempt to decoy us
away from our standard by assuring ub
that thoy oan manufacture goods cheap
er now than formerly, and the price
noed not bo as high. We know this is
not bo to any great extent, as material
aud labor and interest on monoy are
about as high as evor. If, too, they
were in earnest why do tho "rings" fight
us and our principles bo bitterly?
Strange, indeed, that their conversa
tion did not take placo nntil they saw
us in a situation to throw off the gall
ing yoke and maintain our independ
ence. Strange, too, that in localities
where tho pressure is not so great, that
their conversation is not as complete as
it is here.
So far then as the Patrons in Illinois
ore concerned, they havo accomplished
all tUey started ont for, and now tho
ground they fought for is theirs. The
question now comes to every one, will
yon retain it, or will you forfeit it?
This is a question fuller of meaning
than moro commou interrogatories.
Ilonce tho assertion made by mo in tho
first sentence of this articlo. If you
say yon mean to occupy tho position
you now do, it is done only upon tho
fact that you fulfill to tho very letter
your promise to g vo your support to
those who came out from the old Kystom
of ageuoies aud declared themselves
with us. Before this ohauge we had no
responsibility. Wo were mcro tools in
the manufacturer's hands to gather in
tho wealth of tho country to the tills of
It is not sufficient to nay now that it
is no mutter where you purchase, since
moohiuery, c to., is ns low outside ni in
side the ordor. If in many instances
this is tho case, pies? toll me to whom
is the reduction due ? Then let every
true Patron stand by the stars and
stripes of tho grango, and see that tho
banner that led us to victoiy is not for
Rushing Into Danger.
Tho insane haste with which people
ofton Jfdali to their death is utterly la
mentable. Persons, to save tho delay
of a few minutes, heedlessly rush in
front of a swift-moving train, or worse
than foolishly jump upon a moving car,
running tho risk ol an accident, sooner
than wait tho short timo necessary to
insure them perfect safety. If only
themselves woro tho sufferers, tho fate
that oft.n overtakes them would bo woll
merited ; but unfortunately they are the
least hurt by tho catastrophe. Several
fatal accidents have recently occurred
at the eaet?all of them resulting from
oriminal hoedlossnesp. A young lady,
wishing to bIiow her friends how nimble
sho was, attempted to cross tho track
ahead of a corning locomotive. She
\ did oross, but her dress was caught in
tho passing wheels, and sho was drawn
back under tho crushing weight of the
train. Auoth. r instand; was that of a
man. His wife, looking from her chain
borjwindow, saw him step from tho
I train whioh dally brought him from tho
oity. She ran down stairs to moot' him
at tho door, but he was not there. She
thought he hod hidden and called to
him, but there was no answer. She
saw a crowd of men coming' up the
streot; they stopped at her gate, opene.1
it, and oame np tho puth ocaring his
deal body* Ho did alight , in safety
from the train. There was another
train coming from tho opposite direc
tion ; he.would not wait .the minute it
would take to puss, but sprang in front
of it, tho wheel of tho engine caught
his boot he 1, wheeled him. around, and.
threw him upon the track. Hardly a
day passes but some accident occurs
from attempting to cross tho streets in
front ef an approaching vchiolo, and all
to save a minuto ot time, certainly, not
so vpry valuable to ono who. holds his
lifo at so smull a price.
About Salt Lake.
A correspondent of the Baltimore
American, writing from Salt Lake Oity,
say a: "The oity of Salt Lake is at the
foot of the range of tho Wahrmtch Moun
tains, and oxtonds somewhat on the up
land p.ain. A long valley lies beyond,
affording fine cultivation for those, am
bitious to extend their farms aud gar
dens beyond tho pity suburbs. The
mountains rise liko the sides of a basin,,
containing in many places deep rifts of
snow upon whibh the sun's rays have no
visible effect. The most attractive fea
ture about tho city is their method*of
irrigation. A mountain stream is turned
from its natural course, to form clear,
beautiful brooks, flowing over pebbly
beds, on either side of the streets,
?which are themselves one hundred and
thirty-three feet wide. Tho old houses
aro adobo, but many fine buildings
are noticeablo, and judging from the
freshness of their appear&nce, the city
must have greatly changed in the post
few years. It is now laid out in wards,
twenty in number, of eight blocks each.
Every ward has a bishop presiding over
it, subject to tbo chief of the council of
bishops. This arrangement accounts
for the entire absence of beggars. The
Tabernacle stands on one of the' princi
pal streets; adjoining it tbe foundation
of tho now temple,.which, if over com
pleted, will be very elegant. On the
same street are the Lion House'aud Bee
Hive?homeliko, comfortable buildings
?and tho prominent houses of the pres
ident. Still further on is the family
sohool-house. A solid stone wall en
closes ull these buildings, leaving the
stranger to wonder^wha.t such, a life can
be, for n .t a .sign of animation reveals
its workings to tho outer world. On.
the opposite side of the street Brig ham
Young is building a spaoiaus residence
valued at one hundred thousand dollars.
Houses of other wives ore scattered
about in tho neighborhood, and the neat
little cottoge of Ann Eliza stands va
cant. They toll nsthore are eighteen la
dies who answer to the name of Mrs.
Young in Salt Lake, and others in the
towns throughout tho Territory. Mrs.
Amelia Young is an adept in the very
important art of nursing and is also an
educated lady, and this is a key to all
that is mysterious ubout Mormon
women. As a oluss they aro not educa
ted, and thoy certainly do not belong to
tbe ordor of fine ladies. They come
from a laboring class of people, where
labor means hard and continuous toil,
with no time or thought to devote to
tho "refinements of life. Somo wore"
peasant girls from Kuropeau countries
to whom higher way oh out at service
was the inducement ofTered. They do
uot look liko happy women, and the
natural inference is that they aro not;
but they zealously defend their mode of
lifo because they consider it a part of
thoir religion, and thero is no bigotry
so difficult to overcome as that founded
upon religious couviotions."
Courage and Self-control.
Of students who begin a term with
high nims, bow many year after year
foil to fulfill them, not from want of
opportunity, but from want of resolu
tion ! The poet Cowper was oaoo con
sulted by Iiis friend, Mr. Unwia, about
somo man's oharucter. "All I know,"
ho wroto, " about him is, that I saw
him onco clap his two hands npon n
rail, meaning to leap over it; but he
did not think tho nttompt a snfo one,
and so took them off again." This
story typifies tho career of not a few
who proriised Koniething bettor. Let
mo couusel you to keop your hand upon
tho rail, even if you fail to clear it at
tho first leap, or, at all eventH, only to
removo it in order to try a humbler
hoight. You nro often exhorted to
aim high that you may securo a lower
Who ainioth at tho aky,
Shoott higher much than ho that moaua a
But I am not ?uro that it is not wincr
to seleot for tho immediato mnrk, how
over ambitions your ultimate hopo3 mny
be, something fairly within your power,
and portiunciously to strive until you
?Tho attempt to substitute moral
suasion for corporeal punishment in the
government ot pupils in the public
Hchool-i of Ciicago has been entirely
successful. Tho report of tho school
board dwells upon this fact with par
donable coinplaconoy. Lnst year thore
wero fewer suspensions, iu proportion
to the attendance than ever before.
Nino schools, having an averngo at tend
ance of 0,500, report no suspensions and
no corporeal ptiuishmont. Six sohools,
with on attendance of 4,000, report one
?Mr. Spirgeon, iu his Sword and
Trowel, acknowledges tho receipt of a
letter informing him that the gout was
scut as a judgment from God upon him
for opposing tho Church of^Euglnnd.
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PACTS AND FANCIES.
?A doctor's motto is supposed to be:
Patients and long suffering. 1'
?It is success that colors all in life;
success makes fools admired,1 makes
viHains honest.?Tliomson. f
?The sponge business in Syria yields
about $125,000 a year, not an hundredth1
part as much as is yielded by the spehg-,
in er business in AmnrioB.
?At Decatur. HI., tho streets are<
drained by sinking wells forty feet, at
whioh depth thero are quicksands
which do the work very effectually.
?Miss Thackeray soys, the sum oL
the evil done by a' respectable and easyfk?
going lifo may be greater in the end,
ptrhapg, than that of many a disastrous
\ ?When a Chicago woman feels par
ticularly spiteful toward mankind, she -
sleeps with her feet out of the window,.
so as to prevent people from seeing the.
comet. ' ? ,ji
?A Kansas school ma'am' wouldn't*
dismiss ashool to let the scholars- sen n
circus procession go by, and the boardj
of trustees have secured a teacher who
isn't sorstuok up. ?" ?1 ? '?'?.J??
?A Wisconsin man has just been par- >
cloned, after seven.years* servico in tho
penitentiary, it having been ascertained
tliat ho did not commit the murder, of:
whioh he was accused. bao.t
?Flour will extinguish tho flames of
burning coal oil, according to some
body in Wisconsin. As soon ns it'"be1*
comes generally understood that coal
oil is dangerous, this discovery may
prove of great service. "' '. *
?Detroit Free Press: 4: A young lady:
in Milwaukee fainted away when her
lover called and found her ?are-footed,',
but a Chicago girl would havo kicked
his hat off as she cried ' good morn
?The daughter of Kicking Bird is,
described as a *'lively, piquant littlo
thing, with airolv soulfal eyes,". The
elk teeth with which her clonk in or-,
namented are valued at two hundred
and fifty mules
?Engaging candor : Papa? " And.
pray, sir, what do you intend to settle
on my daughter? and how do you*
mean to live ?" Intended?" I interid,
sir, to settle myself on your daughter,*;
and live on you 1" ;, -lp. . ..? .,,va
?"I believe my fate will bft that of,k
Abel's,"' said a'wife to her husband;, brie
day. '?Why. so ?" inquired her husband.
"Because Abel wai killed by a club,
and your club will kill me if you con
tinue to go t? it every night."
?Some singers at a concert were
somewhat startled the other evening by
finding that the selection, "When
weatied watchers sink to sleep," had
been printed on their programmes, i
" Whonmarried wretches,', eto. . ?,f
?Within the past five years 27,785
miles of railroad nave been constructed
in this conntry at ?-10,000 per mile; tho
cost of these works has been $1,111,
400,000. The population of tho country
inoroases at the rate of 2.50 per cent,
annually. Tho earnings of onr rail
reads increases in about sixfold greater
?Cheerfnlness is an excellent wear
ing quality. It has been called tho
bright weather of the heart. It gives
harmony to the^soul, and is a perpetual
scng without words. It is tantamount.
to repo.se. It enables nature to recruit
its strength; whereas worry and discon
tent debilitate it, involving constant'
wear and tear.
?Daubnry Bailey writes from I<ou7>
don: Thoy ask mo if there are such
drinks as brandy smashes, claret pun
ches, gin-slings, and the like, and when
I tell them I am not quite sure, but
think I have heard those things men
tioned by worldly people in the states,
they say, "Ah, how wonderful!" I
hope I havo not deceived these people.
?Stanley writes, " No drunkard can
live in Africa. The very fever discov
ers his weak point, attacks him and
kills him. I knew nothing muoh of
this terrible recurring malady previous
to my African experiences, but I had
good causo beforo 1 endod my mission
to know that a drunkard is least able to
withstand a tropical and malarious oli
?Pestered with "contributions in
vorso," from a persistent rhymstor, till
his pationco gavo out, an American ed
itor wrote to his correspondent thus :
"If you don't stop Bonding mo your
sloppy poetry, I'll print a pieco of it
some day, with your name appended in
full, and send a copy to your sweet
heart's father." The pootical fountain
was spontaneously dried up!
?A cholera conference is to meet in
Vienna in the course of tho autumn to
discuss the best methods of preventing
the propagation of the disoaao. Pro
foasor Pottenkofer, who has carefully
watched the progress of cholera in
Munich sinco its outbreak nearly a year
ago, will bo present, and will no doubt
have valuable information to contribute.
Tho number of deaths, whioh last win
ter amounted to 55 a day in Munich
(as a maximum), had sunk last month
to two per diem.
?A Montreal paper says : " Tho la
dies of this city will be gratified to
learn that the woman's rights movement
is advanoiug with giant strides. A
Pnpineau road briokmaker employs
women in his manufactory. Several
women could bo soon yesterday in his
yard piling bricks. The happy, oon?
tented expression visible on their sun
burnt features showed plainly that thoy
enjoyed thoir work. Their hanai
moved nimbly, and thoy can throw eight
bricks in the timo n man takes to throw